Tamil Nadu is coronavirus free, Health Minister C Vijayabaskar has said. He said samples of eight people for suspected coronavirus have tested negative.
In a tweet, he said, “#Coronaupdate:Let me share a good news,8 samples that were in process for #COVID19 is tested NEGATIVE. This includes 7 samples of close contacts of the Pt @ #RGGH.This confirms there are NO new cases of #coronavirus in TN.Stringent screening continues.@MoHFW_INDIA #CVB #TNHealth.”
He added: “#COVID19 Update: The #covid19 patient at #RGGH,Chennai is recovering well & clinically stable,met his wife & sounds cheerful. Swab test will be repeated today to reassure his recovery from the disease. #TnHealth #Vijayabaskar @MoHFW_INDIA.”
The samples belong to those who travelled with the affected man, currently undergoing treatment at the Rajiv Gandhi Government General Hospital and his family members.
The Minister said that the patient was doing well, and might be discharged soon if he continued to be stable. The eight people who tested negative included seven persons who came in contact with the patient tested positive for the virus.
He said the eight people who tested negative include seven persons who came in contact with the only patient tested positive for the virus in the state. He also made it clear that there was only one patient who tested positive for the Coronavirus in Tamil Nadu and there are no fresh cases in the past few days.